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Briefing Date:06/07/2006
Topic:Second Report of the National Academy of Engineering/National Research Council Committee on New Orleans Regional Hurricane Protection Projects

The National Academies
The National Academy of Engineering
and
National Research Council
Division on Earth and Life Studies
and
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
Committee on New Orleans Regional Hurricane Protection Projects

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Congressional Briefings
Wednesday, June 7, 2006
628 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg. – 11:00 a.m.
and
Thursday, June 8, 2006
1205 Longworth House Office Bldg. – 11:30 a.m.
B-376 Rayburn House Office Bldg. – 1:00 p.m.
and
724 Hart Senate Office Bldg. – 2:30 p.m.

on

Second Report of the National Academy of Engineering/National Research Council Committee on New Orleans Regional Hurricane Protection Projects

This second interim report, from a committee reviewing the work of an interagency task force led by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, examines why the city's levees and floodwalls failed during the storm.

These series of briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on June 9, 2006 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.

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